A gorgeous piece of solid, marbled Bakelite was used for the hinged lid atop this solid metal, with brass finish, piano. Inside is a wood lined compartment, and a glass pin or trinket dish. The Bakelite has aged to a lovely shade of caramel/butterscotch. The decorative piece on the top of the Bakelite is also metal. The music box works perfectly, with the lid up or down, and has a rich, deep tone. I'm sorry, but I don't know the lovely tune it is playing. The paper labels are gone, and there are no marks on the piece, but it was made in the 1930s-40, and the music box was made in Switzerland by Cuendet. It measures 3&3/4 inches tall, by 5 inches wide, by 8&1/2 inches deep. These are not terribly uncommon, but it is difficult to find them in such great condition with the keyboard intact with no damage, and with little to no wear to the finish, and with the Bakelite having no chips, cracks, or scratches. A beautiful addition to a collection if vintage vanity or dresser boxes, jewelry boxes, music boxes, or Bakelite. I apologize for the high shipping, but this is a heavy, quality made piece that weighs over 2&1/2 pounds, before packing.
I have several pieces of vintage Lucite and Bakelite jewelry, kitchenware, and other items in my shop, and am happy to combine shipping. All of my pieces are absolutely, positively guaranteed to be original. You can search all of the bakelite items in my shop by typing "bakelite", in the California Girls search box at the top of this page
If you are ordering more than 1 item from my shop, wait to pay until I send back an invoice with the combined shipping discount.